Friday, August 17, 2012

Review: Invincible

Director: Ericson Core

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks

Year: 2006

Genre: Drama

Rated: PG

Length: 105 min.

IMDB Summary: Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.

Review:
Though the sepia tint of the camera shots may annoy some viewers, I enjoyed Invincible for the feel-good, family sports film that it is. The hero is likeable and a classic underdog, which evokes sympathy from the audience. Although Invincible may not be the most original sports film on the block, it has all the components of a solid family film, including a tried-and-true plot and characters that are for the most part typical, but with just enough spunk and vivacity to surprise viewers every now and then. I wouldn't call it a must-see, but Invincible is worth your time as a fun, lively sports movie for the whole family.

For Parents:
Some thematic elements (main character works as bartender, living with girlfriend, some brief kissing), sports action and mild language.

My Rating:
**** 
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